Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Great Britain Pant University Agril & Technology, Nainital, India, 1987. Master of Science in Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2001.
Scientist Space Aplications Center, Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad, 1991—2003. Senior scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2003—2006, since 2008. Professor & head National Institute Disaster Management, 2006—2008.
Secretary member Indian Space Research Organization, 2001—2003. Member Institute Think Tank, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 2003—2006. Associate editor Journal Disasters & Development, 2006—2009.
Member National Executive Council, Indian Society Remote Sensing, 2006—2010. Member Minister Agriculture Government India, 2003—2006, member Minister Home affairs, 2008—2009, member Minister Earth Science, since 2009.
Member of Indian Society Agrophysics (life), India Society Geomatics (life), India Meteorological Society (life), Indian Society Remote Sensing (life), Association Agrometeorologist (life).
He is married and has two daughters.